Jeulia Engagement Rings For Women
Jeulia Engagement Rings For Women

Oct 17, 2017

Health Check-ups: When you need them and when you don’t

Annual check-ups are typical practice aimed to improve the overall health of the population by carrying out a system of preventive health care. However, lately, some experts claim that annual visit to the doctor isn’t necessary unless there are some risk factors or chronic health issues involved. In rare cases,  the results of these annual care screenings have even proved to be harmful by showing false results and causing further tests and unneeded stress. In short, unless you already have some health issues it is most likely that you don’t need an annual check-up, but there are few things that you should monitor.

High blood pressure

Having a high blood pressure means that you are at risk of heart disease or even a stroke. Monitoring and keeping the blood pressure under control is a must since the high blood pressure is known as ‘’silent killer’’. If you are following doctors instructions and using prescribed medicines, frequent visits will be unnecessary, but regular check-ups are still of great importance. Make sure to get blood pressure measuring instrument and to keep track of it.


Same as high blood pressure, high cholesterol can cause stroke and heart disease, one of the two leading causes of death around the world. There are no symptoms of high cholesterol, so the only way to know if you are at higher risk is to take a blood test. There are ways to prevent and lower the high cholesterol, like changing lifestyle, but experts recommend check-ups in every five years.


Due to the way of life and constant exposure to electronic devices and displays, eye health tends to deteriorate. Symptoms are usually clear, but sometimes they can be less obvious, like headaches or a migraine, says optometrist, Blacktown based. A single visit to an optometrist can resolve eye health issues and leave you at ease for years.

Breast  screening

Here is where preventive care is of great importance since a year is a long period when it comes to breast cancer. Doctors highly recommend annual check-ups to women over forty, while younger women should consider regular visits if there is a risk factor or family history of cancer diseases. No need to wait for symptoms or to spot an obvious lump. Learn how to manually self-exam your breasts and to notice any changes in the breast tissue.

Cervical cancer screening

Same as with breast screening, a regular visit to the gynecologist and taking a PAP smear test is a must for any responsible woman. Prevention and early detection can make cancer a curable disease. To avoid problems and unnecessary complications regular check-up should occur at least once a year. Keep track of your reproductive system health whether you plan a family or if such aspirations are long behind you. Women are vulnerable at all ages.

Oral health

Regular oral hygiene is not going to save you from oral health threats. Over time, teeth and gum decay and more often than not symptoms are difficult to notice. Regular check-ups, ideally twice a year are highly recommendable. However, if there is no serious problems and toothaches, regular hygiene and visiting a dentist once a year will do. 

Regular check-ups for osteoporosis are a must for women over 65 and younger postmenopausal women. Same with many other diseases, there are no symptoms of osteoporosis until a bone fracture happens. Most often it is a hip fracture, but it can easily be a spinal fracture. Key risk factors for osteoporosis are genetics, lack of vitamin D and calcium as well as lack of exercise.


Here are some guidelines to what should you pay attention, since these are the most common health problems among women. The most important thing is to take preventive measures by adopting healthy habits. A healthy lifestyle including diet, physical activity, and optimistic attitude is the basis of quality life and longevity.

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Oct 14, 2017

Trendy Kurti-Legging Pairing to Flaunt This Season

Over the past few years, kurtis have become a wardrobe staple of modern women. Irrespective of their age, women today feels quite comfortable as well as confident in sporting a kurti with appropriate leggings. Speaking of facts, Kurtis have not only arrived in the Indian mainstream fashion, but has also captured a wide share of Indian market. These are highly coveted for their effortless charm. Today, both casual and designer kurtis are highly in trend.

Whether it’s a festival or any social event, kurtis are highly favoured by women. Apart from being fashionable, such kurtis as an ethnic wear also make us feel close to our roots. These outfits perfectly capture the essence of traditional India. One can also opt for a fusion of contemporary and traditional kurti and stay ahead of the fashion curve.

But, it’s important to pair it with proper leggings in order to make yourself trendy and gorgeous all at the same time. Nowadays,  you can  spot a  variety  of exclusive kurtis  online, but you can  only bring out it’s  true grace,  by complementing it with a proper pair of leggings Here’s a look into four great styles with Kurti-legging pairing that you can flaunt this festive season.

1.   Jacket style kurtis with leggings
They come with an extra layer of jacket over the normal kurti. The jacket comes tied with laces or sometimes with an open front. Whatever it is, both the styles are equally famous make you look glamorous effortlessly. Most of the jacket style kurtis come in straight fit and are usually ankle length or a bit higher. With bright coloured leggings you can absolutely look stunning like the tinsel town divas. You can also pair it with cigarette pants.

2.   Cape style Kurtis with leggings
Who said capes can be worn only as a western wear! Cape style kurtis have recently made its arrival in the Indian fashion industry and go extremely well with leggings. Adopted from the western culture, the minimal, stylish cape looks exquisitely gorgeous. While opting for a cape style kurti, you can pick two different shades and incorporate your own kind of colour scheme. These are usually floor length but you can get the length customized as per your preference. You can get it designed by a tailor or opt for online shopping of exclusive kurtis.

3.   Asymmetric Kurtis with leggings
Asymmetric kurtis are loved for their playful hemlines and unique designs. Depending on your preferences, you kurti can be long, short or medium. What’s more important is that unlike anarkalis, asymmetric kurtis can perfectly fit with any body structure. Usually, people love to pair it with palazzos, but, if you are a little classic in terms of fashion, opt for straight , ankle length leggings. Such kurtis look amazing, when designed with fabrics like crepe, chiffon, etc. Asymmetrical kurtis also give the impression of taller height and thus make you stand out from the crowd.

4.   Overlay Kurtis with leggings
Reflecting indo-western trends in every bit of it, the overlay kurtis are best to wear with appropriate leggings. Such a kurti come in full-length and sheer overlay starting from the waist. Usually, the overlay Kurtis are front open, with a knee length fitting inner. This kurti is perfect for the festivals and ceremonies. A lot of designers are working with intricate embroidery and delicate detailing to make overlay kurtis appears incredibly gorgeous.

So what are you waiting for? Choose the style you would like to flaunt this festive season. Even if you are opting for online leggings shopping make sure that the pair you buy perfectly complement your kurti.   

Summary: Kurtis have emerged as an integral part of Indian fashion wear. Read this blog to know how you can sport different types of kurtis by pairing it with beautiful leggings.

Oct 7, 2017

5 alternative therapies to reduce stress and aid relaxation of body and mind

Stress is something most of us deal with to some degree in our everyday lives; whether it’s a result of pressure at work or problems at home. This can have serious negative effects on our overall physical and mental health, and it shouldn’t be just ‘one of those things’ you have to put up with.

We have looked into a few different therapies which can aid relaxation and in doing so improve your overall wellbeing, and below you can find our thoughts on each.
Aromatherapy isn’t exactly new, but it is definitely growing in popularity as people lean towards more holistic therapies to deal with stress. Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils (which are extracted from specific plants and flowers with particular properties) in a controlled way to promote relaxation of the mind and body and improve overall wellbeing. These oils can be used in different ways, whether it’s through inhalation in the form of diffusers or other scent releasing products, or through absorption into the skin, often during a massage. Aromatherapy is used for a variety of purposes in addition to relaxation, including pain relief and increased brain function.

This is a great option for anyone who enjoys using candles to wind down in the evening, as that would suggest that calming scents work for them. The massage option, however, is particularly effective due to the combination of physical therapy and the inhalation of naturally healing oils.

Infrared Saunas
This is a treatment which many people aren’t aware of yet, but is fast becoming a huge trend. This is especially true amongst celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently advocated the saunas positive impact on her metabolism and mental wellbeing in comparison to more traditional saunas.

These infrared saunas differ from how traditional steam and coal saunas work, as they emit infrared light which is absorbed directly as heat by our skin. This makes it more effective than other saunas, in terms of time (infrared heats you up much faster than traditional saunas) and enjoyment (the sauna feels less humid and uncomfortable because of the infrared). Similar to regular saunas, however, is the extensive list of benefits they provide; improved circulation, lower blood pressure, healthier skin, improved weight loss and mental well being, and they can even help fight cancer.

The science behind infrared treatment is supported, and as far as relaxation goes, they certainly sound like they would do the trick.
Sound Therapy

Most of us have a specific song or album that we listen to which helps us relax, but sound therapy takes this to the next level. Sound therapists believe we are all made up of different energy frequencies, and they use particular sound frequencies to interact with these to rebalance the body’s energy. These sounds can be made up of a combination of bells, singing bowls, drums and even the human voice - whatever sounds the therapist feels will benefit the client and help reduce their stress levels.

They suggest that this works because sounds tap into our emotional beings as well as our physical beings, so the use of audio helps to balance us emotionally and make us feel more relaxed. The therapy is always administered with a qualified sound therapist present, and if you already have that one song in mind that you know helps you relax, then on a small scale you have a grasp of sound therapy.

Reflexology is an alternative medicine which involves specific application of pressure to your hands and feet using thumb and finger techniques, without using any massage oil or lotion. This is a more technical form of physical therapy in comparison to general body massages, as it is based on a specific system of zones and reflex areas on the hands and feet being interconnected. The stimulation of these zones is intended to relieve tension in other parts of the body.

There are some who are sceptical about these methods though, who suggest that there is no scientific proof that these zones actually exist. However, people do strongly advocate for them regardless, and even if there isn’t scientific evidence to support it, the placebo effect and just the act of lying down can sometimes be all people need to de-stress.

This method might be more suited to people less comfortable with a full body massage, as it is more specific and involves pressure on only the hands and feet.

This is the technical name for Salt Therapy, which is rather new in therapy circles. It is predominately focused on healing respiratory problems, but it is also believed to cleanse your body and improve overall wellbeing. The origins of halotherapy can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, with doctors as far back as then and as recent as now championing its health benefits. The process essentially involves sitting in a salt room, or ‘salt cave’ as some call them, and simply inhaling the dry, salt-enriched air which then naturally does its work.

One problem people face when taking this up as a regular treatment is that it’s not that widely accessible at the moment; which is a shame as it is particularly effective for those that might have respiratory problems. A simple search online should tell you whether you’re lucky enough to have one of these nearby.
This post was written by the team at UK Saunas.


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